X-Cel Specialty Contacts, a global leader of specialty gas permeable, including the Atlantis™ Scleral, and custom soft contact lens designs for irregular corneas, announced the launch of REMLens®, a highly adjustable, yet easy-to-fit orthokeratology design for the management of myopia, manufactured exclusively in Boston® Equalens® II material. REMLens® is designed to yield a Rapid Eye MoldingTM effect for patients with low-to-moderate myopic refractive errors.
REMLens® can be prescribed to patients of all ages who are diagnosed with low-to-moderate myopia (up to –5.00D sphere, and up to –1.50D of astigmatism). With an 89% first fit success rate, REMLens offers certified eye care professionals a lens design with a broad range of parameter flexibility, and a significant reduction in chair time when fitting empirically from Ks and Rx. REMLens features four independently adjustable fitting zones, five diameter sizes: each with three optic zone options, and the revolutionary Dynamic Edge Profile™, providing on-eye comfort in an open and closed eye setting.
Additionally, certified eye care professionals utilizing the online REMLens® Calculator can reduce chair time on new fits, or re-fits, and maintain historical patient information through up loadable corneal topography maps, fluorescein images, and video files. The REMLens® Calculator minimizes potential financial loss related to excessive chair time when utilizing multiple diagnostic lenses to achieve an acceptable fit. REMLens tools can also be used to support replacement lenses of other leading Ortho-K lenses, simplifying and eliminating concerns about re-fits. Novice to expert orthokeratologists will appreciate the adjustability beyond what other orthokeratology designs offer.
Myopia is the most common refractive error worldwide and is estimated to affect about 50 percent of the global population by the year 2050. Studies show environmental risk factors such as near work, the age at which education or device usage begins, and time spent outdoors5 can cause worsening myopia. With both genetic and environmental factors contributing to myopia, it is paramount for eye care professionals to educate their patients on the risks associated with higher levels of myopia.
“REMLens® delivers on our strategy of offering eye care professionals the latest orthokeratology technology with easy-to-fit and highly adjustable parameters, regardless if the patient is a new fit or needing a refit. The introduction of REMLens® will help ensure that patients have access to this life-improving modality, and when prescribed, may reduce vision-threatening complications that higher levels of worsening myopia present, such as retinal detachment, macular degeneration, cataract, and glaucoma.2,” said Derrell James, Vice President and General Manager, X-Cel Specialty Contacts.
REMLens® may be ordered directly through X-Cel Specialty Contacts or their exclusive distributor ABB Optical Group’s Specialty Vision Products division.
About X-Cel Specialty Contacts
X-Cel Specialty Contacts offers the widest selection of specialty contact lenses in the industry to ensure proper fit, visual acuity, and all-day comfort. X-Cel’s business is guided by the same core principles and single vision: to be the most trusted business partner in the industry. For more information visit their website at www.xcelspecialtycontacts.com.